HMS Galatea

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HMS Galatea, Orlando class cruiser of the Royal Navy. HMS Galatea was completed for sea in 1889 and was commanded in 1896 by Captain Basil G Cochrane. During 1897-1900 the old 25 calibre 9.2 ins guns were replaced by 30 calibre guns and the old 6 ins pieces converted to quick-firers.

Displacement: 5,600 tons.    Horse power: 8,500.    Length 300ft.    Beam: 56 ft.    Draught: 22 ft 6 ins.    Armament: two 22 ton guns, ten 6 ins guns, six 6-pounder guns and ten 3-pounder quick-firers, and had a partial belt of 10 ins armour.   Speed:18.1 knots.    Complement: 484.

HMS Galatea 10th March 1887 Sold 4th April 1905.

HMS Galatea Coastguard Ship at Hull

The Galatea was a steel first-class cruiser and was completed for sea in 1889. She was built by Messrs. Napier of Glasgow, and engined by the same firm. She was commanded in 1896 by Captain Basil G Cochrane.

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HMS Galatea pictured pre 1896

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HMS Galatea.

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